• Changes In Nursing Enrolled Nurse
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    The article I chose discusses the continual change in the roles of nurses. The article also poses a concept that nursing now is not based on caring, but medicine. "By accepting continual changes to the role of the nurse, the core function of nursing has become obscured and, despite assuming medical tasks, the occupation continues to be seen in terms of a role that is subordinate to and dependent on medicine." (I ley 2004) Nurses are taking a more professional role, and more tasks are being deleg...
  • Gender Discrimination In Nursing
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    This paper argues the issue of men being discriminated in nursing by school (teachers and peers), in the work place, and by patients. Gender Discrimination in Nursing There are books and movies about how biased people are about male nurses. In the movie, 'Meet the Parents', a male nurse named Gaylord F ocker meets this beautiful girl Pam. They fall in love, but when Gaylord and Pam go to visit her parents, everything goes wrong for Gaylord, or Greg, as he would like to be called. Pam's dad, unl...
  • Legal Issues Case Study For Nursing
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    Legal Issues Case Study for Nursing Case 2 Nursing Situation: Cindy Black (fictitious name), a four-year-old child with wheezing, was brought into the emergency room by her mother for treatment at XYZ (fictitious name) hospital at 9: 12 p. m. on Friday, May 13. Initial triage assessment revealed that Cindy was suffering from a sore throat, wheezing bilaterally throughout all lung fields, seal-like cough, shortness of breath (SOB), bilateral ear pain. Vital signs on admission we repulse rate 160...
  • The Nursing Home A Nice Place For The Elderly
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    The Nursing Home: A Nice Place for the Elderly A. ) Security 1. ) Curfews 2. ) Lost faculties (No need to drive) 3. ) Away from con-artists B. ) Activities 1. ) Entertainment/Songs (Brownies example) 2. ) Activities/Crafts (Beta Club example) 3. ) People of similar age C. ) Health Care 1. ) Takes stress off of the family 2. ) Help with prescriptions and medicine 3. ) In case of emergency... The Nursing Home: A Haven for the Elderly Today's nursing homes are excellent environments for our elder...
  • Gerontological Nursing Care Nurses Students
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    THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATING NURSING STUDENTS The Importance of Educating Nursing Students in Gerontological NursingAbstractThe number of people over the age of 65 is more than ever before and will only increase as the generation of? baby boomers? starts to retire. However, there are not enough schools of nursing that offer coursework in gerontological nursing as part of their core curriculum. In addition, nursing faculty is not adequately trained to instruct students in this critical area of nur...
  • Nursing Home Abuse Care Homes Provide
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    With over 1. 5 million elderly and dependent adults now living in nursing homes throughout the country, abuse and neglect has become a widespread problem. Even though some nursing homes provide good care, many are subjecting helpless residents to needless suffering and death. Most residents in nursing homes are dependent on the staff for most or all their needs such as food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming- almost all their daily care. Unfortunately, many residents in nursing homes today ar...
  • Care Age Nursing Theory Orem
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    The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader how Dorothea Orem's nursing theory has been used in research. Orem begin developing her theory in the 1950's, a time when most nursing conceptual models were based on other disciplines such as medicine, psychology and / or sociology (Fawcett, 2000). Orem's theory is a three-part theory of self-care. The three theories that make up the general theory are: Self-Care, Self-Care Deficit, and Nursing Systems. The Self-Care theory states that adults de...
  • Is Nursing A Profession
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    Running head: Does Nursing Qualify as a Profession? Does Nursing Qualify as a Profession? Abstract Nursing will be compared to common characteristics of a profession to determine if nursing qualifies as a profession. Does Nursing Qualify as a Profession?" There are six characteristics commonly used to asses whether a job is considered a profession: education of the practitioner, having a code of ethics, receiving compensation commensurate with the work, being organized to promote a needed servic...
  • Nursing Registered Nurse
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    A career in nursing offers limitless opportunities as it spans the spectrum from general practice to pediatrics, from surgery to psychiatry, etc. I think about selecting nursing as a career as I consider that nursing embraces my skills and talents and relates to my career interests. To be a professional nurse means to be a professional in everything you do. The nurses work not only in the hospitals or clinics. The main aim of being a nurse is to provide the patients with professional assistance...
  • Nursing Is A Profession
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    Nursing is a profession that blends the rich traditions of the past with the ever changing realities of today's health care industry. Nursing is not simply an assortment of special skills and the nurse is not simply a person proficient in performing these specific tasks. Nursing is a profession. I believe this statement to be true because of several factors. The Title 19 Code for Nurses is titled "Standards for Professional Nursing Practice." The status of nursing as a profession reflects the va...
  • Florence Nightingale 2 Nursing Care Education
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    Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale was born into privilege and wealth. Born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820, she received her name from the city of her birth. It is noteworthy that Florence was considered an unusual name at the time, but this changed with the fame of Miss Nightingale. Although born in Italy, she grew up in Derbyshire, Hampshire, and London, where her parents kept large, comfortable homes. Nightingale was the offspring of parents of upper-class power and influence, She ...
  • Nursing Home Care Person Staying
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    Many people in their later years, or the children of elderly parents, at some point have to make the decision of whether nursing home care or in-home care is right for them or their parents. There are many things that must be considered before making this decision. These decisions include the cost of nursing home care versus the cost of in-home care, the amount of care that is needed, and how comfortable the patient would be in a nursing home as compared to their comfort level of staying at home...
  • High Insurance Rates Have Nursing Homes ' Going Bare'
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    YAHOO. COM 3/30/03 Faced with soaring insurance premiums, some nursing homes in Washington have dropped their liability coverage for incidents ranging from simple mishaps to the abuse or death of a resident. At least 30 skilled nursing facilities across the state are "going bare", industry jargon for operating without an insurance safety net, said the president of an organization that represents most of Washington's 270 nursing homes. Neither the state nor the federal government requires liabili...
  • Concepts Of The Nursing Care Health Theory
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    Subject: The Evolution of Theoretical Knowledge A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE FOUR CONCEPTS OF THE NURSING METAPARADIGM Introduction The four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm as described in Orem's theory are: Person Environment Health Nursing My perspective of the four concepts has changed somewhat after studying Orem's theory. My thoughts of the "Person" have become more focussed on to one that is the recipient of nursing care only when they cannot administer self-care. My view of the "Env...
  • General History Of Nursing
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    It is written that nursing is a "learned profession, a science, and an art." (Fundamentals of Nursing, Pg. 87) Due to the fact that it responds to the health problems of many individuals and their loved ones, nursing is a "unique" profession. It is one of the oldest arts, with "great, universal mother instincts." (Fundamentals of Nursing, Pg. 87) "Nursing has evolved over many years, influenced by the means which the sick were cared for. Changes in the way people live, the interrelationship of ...
  • Longevity Healthcare Systems Inc
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    Phil Kay lor June 3, 2003 Longevity Healthcare Systems, Inc. The Longevity Healthcare Systems began in 1972 and had prospered in their twenty years. They had acquired twelve nursing homes, two subacute care facilities and a pharmacy in Michigan, and seven nursing homes in Ohio. Although they were having profitable years, owner, Kathryn Hamilton had some concerns: . The Ohio nursing homes were showing unprofitable results... Aggressive competition. Health Care Reform. Need more private paying cu...
  • Personal Philosophy Of Nursing
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    Personal Philosophy of Nursing The word philosophy is derived from the Greek and Latin word philosophic, the love of wisdom. It is defined as the "critical examination of the grounds for fundamental beliefs and an analysis of the basic concepts employed in the expression of such beliefs." (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2002) Nursing philosophy then, would be the examination of the fundamental beliefs about nursing practice. That it were so simple! It is the time consuming, soul-searching act of...
  • Unfair Nursing Homes Work People Residents
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    The nursing homes of today are very unfair to their residents and staff. They want to provide their residents with the best care, but with the cheapest ways of doing it. Most nursing home workers are overworked and under p aided resulting in the neglect and abuse of our elderly. How can they expect to give the best care to their residents if the staff is so underpaid. Some nursing homes do not even offer benefits. A majority of the nursing homes are short staffed and even enforce strict rules of...
  • Virginia Henderson Nursing Philosophy
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    Virginia Henderson's nursing philosophy is known for its simplicity and inclusiveness. It centers around the patient with the nurse making him whole or complete. She says that the nurse is "a substitute for what the patient lacks" (1966, p. 21). In other words, the nurse is eyes for the blind and legs for the amputee. Her famous summary encapsulates well nursing's breadth of function. The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activit...
  • Why I Want To Become A Nurse
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    APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION College of Nursing - ESSAY Nursing is a very challenging career that allows you the opportunity to promote and maintain the health and well-being of our community. I enjoy being in a profession that helps people. While there are many different occupations that would allow me to help people, I feel that nursing is the one that I would be able to share my gift of caring for others most. Nursing would allow me to care for the "whole" of people- their physical needs as well...